Coke Cake

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Coke Cake is a homage to better times when milk used to be delivered to your front door and cycling around the neighborhood was a Saturday afternoon pastime.

This classic soft pop flavor is combined with a smooth cake mix that will produce a moist, scrumptious treat.

Once you give this recipe a try, it will definitely become a favorite in your home!

Coke Cake on a white plate

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How Do You Make a Coke Cake?

Similar to most classic cake recipes, I bake my Coke Cake at 350 degrees F in a 9 x 13-inch baking pan. I always make sure to spray my baking pan with nonstick cooking spray – this way you’ll be able to extract the cake easily when it’s done.

When mixing my dry ingredients, I prefer to use a whisk to remove any lumps. I always make this Coke Cake  recipe with one can of regular Coca-Cola. In a small saucepan, I pour my can of Coca-Cola and add cocoa powder and butter and bring to a boil. This is then added to the flour mixture.

Finally combine your wet ingredients and then slowly into the flour mixture.

Coke Cake in a pyrex baking dish

Pour the batter into a greased baking pan and place it in the oven for 25-30 minutes. A good way to check if it’s ready is to insert a toothpick into the middle – if it comes out clean, you’ve got yourself a baked cake.

Personally, I feel that the best part of my Coke Cake is the glaze. You can’t have a good cake without a great glaze.

For your glaze, you’re going to need another can of Coca-Cola – regular, again. Pour this into a saucepan and simmer until the soda has been reduced to just ½ a cup. Add butter and cocoa and once melted, remove your saucepan from the heat and stir in confectioners’ sugar. Voila – you have a glaze!

I always make sure to pour the glaze immediately over my hot cake once it’s out of the oven. Watch out – you’ll have sticky fingers all over the house.

Coke Cake on a blue rimmed white plate

Coke Cake is such a unique and delicious cake! The perfect treat to bring to your next potluck or BBQ!

Coca Cola Cake on a blue rimmed white plate
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Servings: 18 servings
Coke Cake
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
 
Author: Kathleen
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coke cake

Coca-Cola Cake is a super easy recipe that combines the classic soft pop flavor with a smooth cake, producing a moist and decadent treat.  

Ingredients
Cake
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces Coca Cola
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Glaze
  • 12 ounces Coca Cola
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 3/4 cups confectioners sugar sifted
Instructions
Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 X 13 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a bowl, stir the first 4 ingredients together.

  3. Add the Coca Cola, cocoa, and butter to a saucepan and bring just to a boil. Pour into flour mixture and stir until blended.

  4. Whisk eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla together then add into flour mixture.

  5. Pour batter into  baking pan and bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of cake comes out clean.

  6. Meanwhile, make the glaze the last 15 minutes the cake is baking. In a pan, bring the soda to a boil; cook 12-15 minutes or until soda has been reduce to 1/2 a cup. Add the butter, and cocoa and cook until the butter has melted. Remove from heat, add vanilla and Confectioners' Sugar and mix until smooth. Pour immediately over hot cake.

Glaze
  1. Pour the Coca Cola into a saucepan and simmer until the soda has been reduced to just ½ a cup. 

  2. Add butter and cocoa. Once the butter has melted, remove your saucepan from the heat and stir in vanilla and sifted confectioners’ sugar.

  3. Pour the glaze immediately over the hot cake once it’s out of the oven. 

Nutrition Information
Calories: 401, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 59mg, Sodium: 277mg, Potassium: 70mg, Carbohydrates: 63g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 50g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 10.2%, Calcium: 2%, Iron: 6.3%

(Nutriton information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Kathleen

Kathleen is a recipe developer, passionate home cook and the author of the blog Gonna Want Seconds. She has been married to her best friend for 32 years and has two great kids, two Bernese Mountain Dogs, a Quarter Horse and a little green parrot. She is obsessed with cookbooks, cowboy boots, red wine and vintage costume jewelry. Kathleen’s recipes are all tried and true, tested and tweaked and, most importantly, family and friend approved!

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